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Chris Ashton leaves Worcester with 'immediate effect'

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England wing Chris Ashton (Getty Images)

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Former England wing Chris Ashton has left Gallagher Premiership club Worcester with immediate effect.

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The Warriors confirmed 34-year-old Ashton’s departure was by mutual consent. The move comes just weels after former Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond joined the club in a new consultancy role.

“Ashton arrived at Sixways from Harlequins 11 months ago, but calf and knee injuries have prevented him from playing for Warriors this season,” Worcester said in a statement.

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“The daily commute from his home in Northampton had also proved challenging, so the club and Ashton have agreed a release from his contract which was due to expire at the end of this season.”

Worcester became Ashton’s fifth Premiership club following spells with Northampton, Saracens, Sale and Quins.

He made his England debut in 2010, going on to win 44 caps and scoring 20 tries.

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Ashton’s final England appearance was against France at Twickenham in 2019.

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